Title: Muscle histochemistry and characterization of the different metabolic types in fin and trunk muscles
Four species of Antarctic fish were collected near Scott Base including Pagothenia borchgrevinki, Dissostichus mawsoni, Trematomus
bernacchii (all from the Ross Sea) and Rhigophila dearborni (obtained from the McMurdo aquarium). Blocks of muscle tissue
were dissected from three regions of the myotome: the tail, mid-trunk and upper mid-trunk and analysed. Thin sections were
stained and fibre types were examined under the microscope.
Davison, W. Macdonald, J.A. A histochemical study of the swimming musculature of Antarctic fish. New Zealand journal of
zoology 12(4): 473-483, 1985.